Fri, Jan 24, 2003
United Airlines had been allowing checked bags of up to 70
pounds; beyond that, it charged $80.
revising its weights and fees, to come more in line with other
carriers' schedules: overweight bags will now set travelers back
just $25 -- but the weight allowance has also been lowered, to 50
pounds. United will not, however, match some other airlines, which
charge a yet-higher fee for bags that exceed 70 pounds.
The airline's policy on oversized bags is unchanged.
For the record, United PAX can lug two pieces of sub-50-pound
(each) luggage to the check-in; one carry-on bag, plus one piece of
"personal" stuff (e.g., a purse) can be carried aboard -- all for
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